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H.R. 2229 (115th): All Circuit Review Act

About the bill

Source: Republican Policy Committee

H.R. 2229 provides permanent authority for judicial review of certain Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) decisions relating to whistleblowers. Specifically, the legislation makes permanent the all circuit review pilot program, which allows whistleblowers to appeal decisions of the MSPB to any Federal Circuit.

Among the provisions of the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act of 2012 (WPEA), which became law on November 27, 2012, a 2-year pilot program was established to allow the appeal of whistleblower cases from the Merit Systems Protection Board to any federal circuit court of appeals. Prior to the WPEA, exclusive jurisdiction over all appeals from the MSPB resided with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (Federal Circuit), which was created in 1982, three-and-a-half years after the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978 (CSRA) established …

Sponsor and status

Elijah Cummings

Sponsor. Representative for Maryland's 7th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jun 26, 2018
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Apr 28, 2017
115th Congress (2017–2019)

Enacted — Signed by the President on Jul 7, 2018

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on July 7, 2018.

Pub.L. 115-195

1 Cosponsor (1 Republican)


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Oversight Committee Passes Bipartisan Bills Strengthening Whistleblower Protections
    — Rep. Blake Farenthold [R-TX27, 2011-2018] (Co-sponsor) on May 2, 2017

The Week Ahead - scheduled votes, committee action and other important notes for the week of October 10, 2017
    — Rep. David Young [R-IA3, 2015-2018] on Oct 10, 2017

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    — Rep. Gregorio Sablan [D-MP] on Oct 15, 2017

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Apr 28, 2017

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May 2, 2017
Ordered Reported

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Oct 11, 2017
Passed House (Senate next)

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Feb 14, 2018
Considered by Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

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Apr 12, 2018
Reported by Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

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Jun 12, 2018
Passed Senate with Changes (back to House)

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Jun 22, 2018
House Agreed to Changes

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Jul 7, 2018
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

H.R. 2229 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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